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Transcorp to disengage 40 percent of workforce

At least 40 per cent of the staff of Transcorp Hilton Hotels will have to be disengaged if it is to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global hospitality and tourism industry, its managing director/chief executive, Dupe Olusola, announced on Thursday.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League secures China broadcast deal with Tencent

England’s Premier League said on Thursday its shareholders had unanimously agreed to a broadcast deal in China for the 2020/2021 season with digital media platform Tencent.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief receives National Service Excellence Award

The Director General of NASAL, Uchechukwu Chukwuma, who led a five-member delegation to the commission to present the award in Abuja recently, said “the award from NASAL not only underscores the remarkable leadership role by Danbatta in deepening the development and growth of the telecoms sector at the grassroots but also demonstrates the pivotal role of the EVC as a change agent, a catalyst for national development and a great Nigerian patriot.”
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN to clamp down on unqualified teachers nationwide

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will soon begin clamp down on unqualified teachers in public and private schools nationwide.
Premier League chiefs say Black Lives Matter badges on team shirts will be replaced by patches promoting the organisation’s own anti-discrimination campaign.

Premier League clubs to replace Black Lives Matter logo on jerseys

Premier League chiefs say Black Lives Matter badges on team shirts will be replaced by patches promoting the organisation’s own anti-discrimination campaign.

Nigerian banks debut quick response code payment in Ghana

The banks: Eco, Zenith and Fidelity; are among six banks in Ghana that initiated services to allow the public pay for goods and services through the universal Ghana Quick Response (Gh QR) code. The Ghana banks are GCB Bank, Bank of Africa, and the Agriculture Development Bank.
The City Football Group will become the new majority shareholder in Troyes after buying the stake from previous owner Daniel Masoni.

Manchester City’s parent company adds French club Troyes to portfolio

Manchester City’s parent company has invested in French Ligue 2 side Troyes, taking the total number of clubs in its global stable to 10.
Tunisia's prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi is shown being sworn into a previous post as interior minister outside the capital Tunis, February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Tunisia’s parliament approves a technocratic government

Tunisia’s parliament approved a technocratic government in a confidence vote on Wednesday, hoping to end months of political instability and focus on tackling worsening economic and social problems.
FILE PHOTO- A 3D printed Zoom logo is placed on the keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS-DADO RUVIC-ILLUSTRATION

Zoom shares soar as earnings rocket

Zoom shares soared on Monday after the video-meeting service reported that quarterly revenue rocketed as its ranks of users more than quadrupled.
Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Godswill Obioma, has been named the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council, NECO.

SSCE/NECO fixes registration deadline for September 10

The National Examination Council (NECO) on Monday fixed Sept. 10 as deadline for the registration of schools and examination candidates for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has hailed a test event for the partial return of supporters as a success, after 2,500 fans attended Brighton’s friendly with Chelsea.

Premier League chief hails fans’ return pilot event

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has hailed a test event for the partial return of supporters as a success, after 2,500 fans attended Brighton’s friendly with Chelsea.
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, has released the 2019 May-June NBC-NTC examinations

NABTEB releases NBC/NTC examinations date

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, has said it will begin its NBC/NTC examinations from Sept. 21 to Oct. 15.
Nigerian-born Eberechi Eze has officially signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace F.C., becoming the club’s second arrival of the summer 2020 transfer window.

Crystal Palace boss ‘really pleased’ with Eberechi Eze addition

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is delighted with the arrival of new signing Eberechi Eze.
LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and other West African nations has secured $184 million to finance the appraisal drilling and initial development programme activities on the Ogo field within Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 310.

Lekoil seeks $100 million for Ogo oilfield drilling

Nigerian energy company Lekoil Ltd needs to raise around $100 million before it can start drilling in its Ogo oilfield, its chief executive told Reuters.
Group Managing Director-Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.

Zenith Bank chief calls for promotion of non-oil exports

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for a concerted effort towards diversifying the country’s export base through the promotion of non-oil exports.
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NDLEA uncovers new route for banned drugs import

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered a new route used by criminally minded persons to import drugs into Nigeria.

SEC educates investors on ‘investing in difficult times’

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has held a webinar to educate investors in the Nigerian capital market in understanding the rudiments of investing in difficult times.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.

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As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Former Nigerian minister makes shortlist for WTO top job

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has scaled yet another hurdle in the race for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor requests for re-accreditation of nursing schools

Governor Hope Uzodinma has appealed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to consider the re-accreditation and re-opening of Nursing and Midwifery schools in Imo state.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Kidnappers free ex-US Army officer in Ekiti

After four days in captivity, a former officer of the United States Army and native of Ijan Ekiti in Ekiti, Mr Jide Ijadare, has been released by his abductors.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo election: Don’t wait at polling units after voting – police tell voters

The Nigeria Police Force has asked the people of Edo State to return home immediately after voting rather than wait for the counting of the ballot.